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We found 8 cardiothoracic surgeons who accept Silver Compass Balanced 4500 near Tyler, TX.

Neelan Doolabh, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiology
619 S Fleishel; Suite 207
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Neelan Doolabh's specialties are cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and cardiology (heart disease). He practices in Tyler, TX and Dallas, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Doolabh studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. Wendell Stephen Phillips, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
704 South Fleishel
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Wendell Phillips is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Phillips is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at National Naval Medical Center and Texas Heart Institute, Dr. Phillips attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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Dr. Vivek Patel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
704 S Fleishel Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Vivek Patel specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Tyler, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Patel is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
619 S Fleishel; Suite 207
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. William Turner practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Turner accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Turner is affiliated with Trinity Clinic.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
704 South Fleishel
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Charles Lee is a heart surgeon. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1100 E. Lake Street; Suite 140
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Richard Willms is a physician who specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His areas of clinical interest consist of vascular surgery procedures, laparoscopic surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Willms is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. James Andrew Caccitolo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
619 S Fleishel; Suite 207
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Caccitolo's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Tyler, TX. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Caccitolo accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
910 East Houston; Suite 530
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Herbert Short's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA.

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What is Cardiothoracic Surgery?

Cardiothoracic surgery is the medical specialty that provides surgical care for the chest. Most often this means heart or lung surgery, but it can also include surgery on the esophagus, breastbone, or chest wall. Some cardiothoracic surgeons may specialize in the surgical treatment of children, or focus on a specific organ or surgical procedure.

Some of the diseases and procedures that a cardiothoracic surgeon might handle include:
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Lung cancer
  • Cancer of the esophagus
  • GERD, or severe acid reflux
  • Heart or lung transplants

Cardiothoracic surgeons may use various types of imaging, such as an electrocardiogram or CT scan, to diagnose problems and plan the operation. They may also offer minimally invasive surgery or robotic surgery, if appropriate, to lower the risk of scarring and infection.

Cardiothoracic surgery is an older medical specialty, but it is still one of the most amazing. Often patients who need a cardiothoracic surgeon are extremely sick, suffering from an illness that will kill them without intervention. With surgery, however, they often make a complete recovery.